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Barbosella australis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A wonderful Brazilian species with flowers about 1.5" tall.
    barbo.australis.stack..jpg barbosella.australis.side.jpg
     
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    It is lovely! :)
     
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    very nice shape of flower!
     
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    That's pretty nice. Definitely not the same as what I'm growing as B. australis.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've just had the identification confirmed and am confident of the name. What is yours like?
     
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    Oh, I'm not doubting your ID. I remember where I got my plant. :) The flowers of mine are kinda like prorepens. Vegetatively much different, though. But, even ugly orchids need a home.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll keep that in mind if I feel I need more bench space. I have your address.:poke:
     
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    I have two species of luisia. Can't get much uglier than that, so ship away. My B. australis came from our Lebanese friend.
     
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    Dale, I have a piece of your plant too and I think it is B. handroi/cogniaxiana, at least it looks identical to my other B. cogniaxiana.

    Nice one, Marni.
     
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    Thanks, Tom.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I have cogniauxiana. Can't say I'm really blown away by it, to be honest. I read someplace (maybe it was on this forum) where someone described its blooms as 'mucus on a stick'. Not altogether inaccurate.
     
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    I have called it "vaseline on a stick", but a good blooming makes it worth growing.